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Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists (Session 1)
Aug
21
to Sep 25

Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists (Session 1)

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This August, the St. Tammany Art Association, in cooperation with Springboard for Artists, presents Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists (WOA). WOA is a curriculum developed by the Minnesota based nonprofit, Springboard for Artists, in an effort to better equip artists and arts organizations with the necessary skills to support their careers and organizations. The workshop was developed to supply creatives and creative supporters with basic business skills that help catapult careers and organizational development. Jennifer Dewey, STAA Executive Director, will lead the classes alongside guest speakers with extensive experience in each field.

Beginning August 21, STAA will present session 1 of a 2 part series. Session 1 is a series of six classes covering:

  • Business Plan Essentials

  • Crafting a Portfolio

  • Composing Artist Statements

  • Website Development

  • Marketing & Promotions

  • Social Media Marketing

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Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Pottery Wheel Studio- Thursday

Thursdays August 22, 29, September 5, & 12 from 6 - 8 pm

*Must be able to center clay on the wheel without supervision.

Instructor Vanessa Hock Art will further guide your prior knowledge of the basics of wheel throwing in this advanced class. Students will be given more challenging instruction in accordance to their skill level.

This four-class session will provide students an opportunity to create such functional items as cups, bowls or vases.

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Introduction to Acrylics - Week 2
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Acrylics - Week 2

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Basic Acrylic Painting

Instructor: Rob Fairburn

Thursdays August 15, 22, 29, & September 5 from 6-8 pm


Acrylic Painting through a print-maker's eyes.

Over this 4 week course, students will explore value, color theory, the importance of experimenting, and methods of acrylic painting through an emphasis on process.


Week 1. Process is everything. 

“There is no cheating in art. It’s all method.”
—A Very Wise Man (Rob Fairburn)

Today we will talk about sculpting shape with value, and the importance of an under painting as a roadmap. We will make a blue and white value painting of a still life. 

Week 2. Value adds value. Color adds flavor.

If a good value painting is a steak dinner, good color is the garlic butter sauce. 

Today we will experiment with color and discuss the basics of color theory, and how to use that to make exciting compositions. We will create two still life paintings that explore this idea. 

Week 3. Define art... 

“Art is why i get up in the morning.”
—Ani Difranco

This week we will discuss “what is art.” Redefining “good art and bad art” as “successful and unsuccessful art,” and why both are ok.

This week will will experiment with abstract art concepts and methods. We will create a cityscape in beautiful downtown Covington.

Week 4. Self portrait. Endless opportunity for learning.

This week we will combine all of the knowledge we have learned so far, painting a self portrait using a method i have built based on layering techniques commonly used in printmaking. 

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Smartphone Cinematography - Week 3
Aug
24
2:30 PM14:30

Smartphone Cinematography - Week 3

 
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Smartphone Cinematography

Saturdays | August 3, 10, 24, 31 | 1-3 pm

STAA Members: $150 | Non-Members: $200

We all have a powerful tool in our pocket, capable of recording Hi-Res videos and even editing them together into short films that can be shared with the rest of the world. In this 4-week course taught by award-winning filmmaker Sarah Green, you will learn the tricks to get great shots, overcome the limitations of smartphones and increase the production values of your videos.

Getting into filmmaking is the easiest it's ever been, and you can start today with that nifty little device in your pocket. In Smartphone Cinematography, we'll walk you through some tips on how to get the best video and audio from your smartphone and what to look for in a camera app.






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Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

Pottery Wheel Basics - Tuesday - Week 2

Tuesdays, August 20, 27, September 3, & 10 from 6 - 8 pm.

Students will be guided through the basics of wheel throwing with instructor Vanessa Hock Art. More advanced students will be given more challenging instruction in accordance with their skill level.

This four-class session will provide students an opportunity to create such functional items as cups, bowls or vases.

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Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

Pottery Wheel Basics - Saturday

Saturdays September 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 9 - 11 am

Students will be guided through the basics of wheel throwing with instructor Vanessa Hock Art. More advanced students will be given more challenging instruction in accordance with their skill level.

This four-class session will provide students an opportunity to create such functional items as cups, bowls or vases.

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Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Jewelry Making Workshop Party

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Jewelry Making Workshop Party

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Saturday September 7 from 11AM - 1PM.

In this fun 2 hour workshop, instructor Christa Chautin will guide you through the art of jewelry making. This workshop is designed to give you a day off from the stresses of everyday life and experience the joy of jewelry making. No prior experience or skill is necessary. You will get the choice to make two pieces of jewelry – a necklace, bracelet, or a pair of earrings. All necessary tools will be provided, as well as an array of beautiful beads and charms to adorn your pieces.  

*This workshop is a perfect way to bond with a daughter, mother, sister or friend! All ages are welcome to take part in this exciting jewelry party.  Purchase for a pair to receive a special discount!

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Instructor Christa Chautin making jewelry.

Instructor Christa Chautin making jewelry.

Get to know your instructor: Christa F. Chautin is an artist and has been a jewelry designer for the past 11 years. She has sold her art and jewelry at the St. Tammany Art Association for the past 7 years.

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Charcoal Drawing
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Charcoal Drawing

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Charcoal Drawing Workshop

Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 6-8PM.

In this four week course, instructor Veronica Hallock will guide you through the process of creating a charcoal drawing from the beginning sketches to the final touches.

Students will learn the differences between various charcoal materials and the order in which they should be applied to the page.  You will explore additive as well as subtractive drawing techniques to create not only accurate, but also expressive drawings from observation.

Dive in and explore the malleable nature of charcoal!

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Drawing by instructor, Veronica Hallock.

Drawing by instructor, Veronica Hallock.

Still life by instructor, Veronica Hallock.

Still life by instructor, Veronica Hallock.

 
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Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Photography

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Introduction to Photography

Tuesdays September 10, 17, 24, and October 1 from 6:00-8:00PM.

Instructor: Abby Sands of AbbyPhoto

This 4 week Fundamentals of Photography Course will teach you the basics of using your digital camera and creating more compositionally aesthetic images.  You will learn how to use the settings in your camera and how they translate visually.  We will go out ‘in the field’ and shoot together as well as have a friendly critique on your chosen images with feedback from myself and your peers.

 

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Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Figure Drawing

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Introduction to Figure Drawing

Thursdays September 19, 26, October 3, and 10 from 6:00-8:00PM.

Instructor: Caroline Poehler

Figure drawing is one of the oldest and most valuable artistic traditions. In this course, you will be working with a nude model, which is an invaluable asset to aspiring and established artists alike. Drawing a model from observation develops and broadens one’s perceptual drawing skills. Through this experience students will further their understanding of the proportional relationships and rhythms of the body and natural forms. This course will introduce you to various materials, techniques, and approaches to drawing the human form including gesture drawing, contour, outline, and tonal modeling. Frequent individual critiques and guidance will help students personalize their creative thinking and expression.

*All levels of drawing experience are welcome.

*This course may also be purchased per class for artists and others looking for model access and a drawing group rather than instruction/direction.

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Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists (Session 2)
Oct
16
to Nov 20

Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists (Session 2)

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This October, the St. Tammany Art Association in cooperation with Springboard for Artists presents Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists. WOA is a curriculum developed by the Minnesota based nonprofit, Springboard for Artists in an effort to better equip artists and arts organizations with the necessary skills to support their careers and organizations. The workshop was developed to supply creatives and creative supporters with basic business skills that help catapult careers and organizational development. Work of Art will be led by STAA Executive Director, Jennifer Dewey alongside guest speakers with extensive experience in each field.

Beginning October 16, STAA will present session 2 of a 2 part series. Session 1 is a series of six classes covering:

  • Business Canvas Updating/Reviewing a Business Plan

  • Career Planning

  • Time Management

  • Record Keeping

  • Legal Considerations

  • Funding and Grant Writing

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Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Pottery Wheel Basics - Tuesday

TUESDAYS, AUGUST 20, 27, SEPTEMBER 3, 10, 2019

Students will be guided through the basics of wheel throwing with instructor Vanessa Hock Art. More advanced students will be given more challenging instruction in accordance with their skill level.

This four-class session will provide students an opportunity to create such functional items as cups, bowls or vases.

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Introduction to Acrylics
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Acrylics

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Basic Acrylic Painting

Instructor: Rob Fairburn

Thursdays August 15, 22, 29, & September 5 from 6-8 pm


Acrylic Painting through a print-maker's eyes.

Over this 4 week course, students will explore value, color theory, the importance of experimenting, and methods of acrylic painting through an emphasis on process.

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Week 1. Process is everything. 

“There is no cheating in art. It’s all method.”
—A Very Wise Man (Rob Fairburn)

Today we will talk about sculpting shape with value, and the importance of an under painting as a roadmap. We will make a blue and white value painting of a still life. 

Week 2. Value adds value. Color adds flavor.

If a good value painting is a steak dinner, good color is the garlic butter sauce. 

Today we will experiment with color and discuss the basics of color theory, and how to use that to make exciting compositions. We will create two still life paintings that explore this idea. 

Week 3. Define art... 

“Art is why i get up in the morning.”
—Ani Difranco

This week we will discuss “what is art.” Redefining “good art and bad art” as “successful and unsuccessful art,” and why both are ok.

This week will will experiment with abstract art concepts and methods. We will create a cityscape in beautiful downtown Covington.

Week 4. Self portrait. Endless opportunity for learning.

This week we will combine all of the knowledge we have learned so far, painting a self portrait using a method i have built based on layering techniques commonly used in printmaking. 

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Smartphone Cinematography - Week 2
Aug
10
1:00 PM13:00

Smartphone Cinematography - Week 2

 
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Smartphone Cinematography

Saturdays | August 3, 10, 24, 31 | 1-3 pm

STAA Members: $150 | Non-Members: $200

We all have a powerful tool in our pocket, capable of recording Hi-Res videos and even editing them together into short films that can be shared with the rest of the world. In this 4-week course taught by award-winning filmmaker Sarah Green, you will learn the tricks to get great shots, overcome the limitations of smartphones and increase the production values of your videos.

Getting into filmmaking is the easiest it's ever been, and you can start today with that nifty little device in your pocket. In Smartphone Cinematography, we'll walk you through some tips on how to get the best video and audio from your smartphone and what to look for in a camera app.






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Exploring Watercolor - Plein Air
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

Exploring Watercolor - Plein Air

Watercolor - An Intro to Plein Air Sketching & Painting

From the sketchbook of instructor Rachel Pace.

From the sketchbook of instructor Rachel Pace.

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“Mountain Daisy” by instructor Rachel Pace.

“Mountain Daisy” by instructor Rachel Pace.

Thursdays, August 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 6:00 - 8:00PM.

Instructor: Rachel Pace

During this four-week plein air urban sketching class, instructor Rachel Pace will teach the basics of watercolor, as well as a specific style and way to use the painting medium. The class will take some time to stroll around the Art House in Downtown Covington to paint from observation, and learn a bit about perspective and creating a composition. Students will learn the practice of getting an idea down on paper quickly, all while facing the little challenges that may arise when painting from life and in the outdoors (such as a bug flying into your paint or pedestrians trying to see just what you are doing!).

By the end of the session, you will have the beginnings of a fantastic sketchbook, which will include some of the architecture and nature of our beloved St. Tammany Art House and Historic Downtown Covington.

Watercolor painting by instructor, Rachel Pace.

Watercolor painting by instructor, Rachel Pace.

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Smartphone Cinematography
Aug
3
1:00 PM13:00

Smartphone Cinematography

 
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Smartphone Cinematography

Saturdays | August 3, 10, 24, 31 | 1-3 pm

STAA Members: $150 | Non-Members: $200

We all have a powerful tool in our pocket, capable of recording Hi-Res videos and even editing them together into short films that can be shared with the rest of the world. In this 4-week course taught by award-winning filmmaker Sarah Green, you will learn the tricks to get great shots, overcome the limitations of smartphones and increase the production values of your videos.

Getting into filmmaking is the easiest it's ever been, and you can start today with that nifty little device in your pocket. In Smartphone Cinematography, we'll walk you through some tips on how to get the best video and audio from your smartphone and what to look for in a camera app.


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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

Thursday, July 25 at 6 PM.

Join us for a fun night of theater in this special presentation of the Grimm’s fairy tale classic, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The Art House Theater students held at Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Rd, Covington, LA 70435.

A special thank you to Playmakers Theater for providing a venue for our student's performance. Learn more about Playmakers by checking out their theatrical performances by here! 

 
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Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

Pottery Wheel Throwing

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

Saturdays, July 13, 20, 27, and August 3 from 9:00-11:00 AM

Students will be guided through the basics of wheel throwing with instructor Vanessa Hock. More advanced students will be given more challenging instruction in accordance with their skill level.

This four-class session will provide students an opportunity to create such functional items as cups, bowls or vases.


STAA Student work.

STAA Student work.

SUPPLIES INCLUDED

MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND ALL DATES

AGES: 18 & up

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Beginner Comic Workshop
Jul
12
to Aug 2

Beginner Comic Workshop

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Beginner Comic Workshop

Fridays | July 12, 19, 26, and August 2 | 6-8 PM

STAA Members: $150 | Non-Members: $200

Lead by Adam Hock, this beginner workshop teaches kids the comic process. They’ll learn detailed facial expressions, more kinds of speech bubbles, character design, motion lines, sound effects, panel layout, writing stories, and finally drawing a single, three panel, and six panel comic of their very own.


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Jul
8
to Jul 12

Theater Camp

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Theater Camp

Young actors work with Director Frank Levy to bring scripts to life in this unique opportunity to put on a play! This year campers will present “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.

Play presented Friday, July 12th,6pm at the Mandeville Community Center.

Please provide a bag lunch and a snack for your camper.

COSTUMES INCLUDED

Located at the Mandeville Trailhead: 675 Lafitte St, Mandeville, LA 70448

For more information, please visit: https://www.sttammany.art/theater-camp

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Louisiana Film History & Poster Pop-up
Jun
22
3:00 PM15:00

Louisiana Film History & Poster Pop-up

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Louisiana Film History

Since the very beginning of the film industry, Louisiana has enjoyed a love affair with the movies. Come out and hear Ed & Susan Poole talk about the preservation and presentation of Louisiana's rich film history and have a look at the significant contributions Louisiana, in particularly St. Tammany Parish.

A pop-up exhibit of Louisiana Movie Posters will be on view during regular gallery hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 21 and with extended hours from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, June 22 at the St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St. in downtown Covington. There will be an entertaining presentation from 3-4 p.m. June 22 on Louisiana Film History. The exhibit is presented free as part of a new partnership between the STAA and the Pontchartrain FIlm Festival to bring media arts programming to all ages.

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Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

Jewelry Making Workshop Party

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Jewelry Making Workshop Party

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Saturday June 22 from 11AM - 2PM.

In this fun 3 hour workshop, instructor Christa Chautin will guide you through the art of jewelry making. This workshop is designed to give you a day off from the stresses of everyday life and experience the joy of the art of jewelry making. No prior experience or skill is necessary. You will get the choice to make two pieces of jewelry – a necklace, bracelet, or a pair of earrings. All necessary tools will be provided, as well as an array of beautiful beads and charms to adorn your pieces.  

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Get to know your instructor: Christa F. Chautin is an artist and has been a jewelry designer for the past 11 years. She has sold her art and jewelry at the St. Tammany Art Association for the past 7 years.

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Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner/Intermediate Pastels - Chalk

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Beginner/Intermediate Exploration of Pastels

Thursdays, June 20, 27, July 11, and 18 from 6-8PM.

Pastels have such vivid colors, and a fast and forgiving nature making them the perfect medium for creative expression. In this intermediate level course, instructor Caroline Poehler will expand your knowledge and techniques of working with chalk pastels. You will deepen your understanding of color blending, color mixing, composition, and texture by working and re-working the surface of your drawing. The class will look at famous artists for inspiration and guidance. Students will be able to work from their own photos or choose from an array of works by master artists.

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Learn to experiment and have fun with color while working with a medium that gives art a tactile quality unlike any other!


 
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Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Photography

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Introduction to Photography

Tuesdays June 18, 25, July 2, and 9 from 6:00-8:00PM.

Instructor: Abby Sands of AbbyPhoto

This 4 week Fundamentals of Photography Course will teach you the basics of using your digital camera and creating more compositionally aesthetic images.  You will learn how to use the settings in your camera and how they translate visually.  We will go out ‘in the field’ and shoot together as well as have a friendly critique on your chosen images with feedback from myself and your peers.

 

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Jun
10
to Jun 28

Young Artists Studio

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Young Artists Studio

An in depth focus on 2D and 3D subject matter. For young artists interested in a more serious exploration of developing skills and concepts. Please provide a bag lunch and snack.

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For more info, please visit: https://www.sttammany.art/summer-camp

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May
29
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Figure Drawing

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Introduction to Figure Drawing

Wednesdays May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 6:00-8:00PM.

Instructor: Caroline Poehler

Figure drawing is one of the oldest and most valuable artistic traditions. In this course, you will be working with a nude model, which is an invaluable asset to aspiring and established artists alike. Drawing a model from observation develops and broadens one’s perceptual drawing skills. Through this experience students will further their understanding of the proportional relationships and rhythms of the body and natural forms. This course will introduce you to various materials, techniques, and approaches to drawing the human form including gesture drawing, contour, outline, and tonal modeling. Frequent individual critiques and guidance will help students personalize their creative thinking and expression.

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May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Figure Drawing

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Introduction to Figure Drawing

Wednesdays May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 6:00-8:00PM.

Instructor: Caroline Poehler

Figure drawing is one of the oldest and most valuable artistic traditions. In this course, you will be working with a nude model, which is an invaluable asset to aspiring and established artists alike. Drawing a model from observation develops and broadens one’s perceptual drawing skills. Through this experience students will further their understanding of the proportional relationships and rhythms of the body and natural forms. This course will introduce you to various materials, techniques, and approaches to drawing the human form including gesture drawing, contour, outline, and tonal modeling. Frequent individual critiques and guidance will help students personalize their creative thinking and expression.

*This course may be purchased per class for artists and others looking for model access and a drawing group rather than instruction/direction.

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May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Portrait Painting Workshop

"PORTRAITS IN ACRYLICS"


MAY 16, 23, 30 & JUNE 6 2019 from 6 - 8 pm

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Though often viewed as intimidating and challenging, painting a portrait can be just as approachable as a still life and landscape, and brings with its accomplishment a unique satisfaction and reward.

Rob will discuss the pitfalls and pluses of painting from photographic reference as well as how to achieve spontaneity, character, and life in your paintings. Class will include daily demonstrations and one-on-one interaction with class members.

As Rob shares the specific techniques he uses to bring excitement to his figurative work, you will find your paintings taking on a new life. And, experience great fun in the process!


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May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Figure Drawing

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Introduction to Figure Drawing

Wednesdays May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 6:00-8:00PM.

Instructor: Caroline Poehler

Figure drawing is one of the oldest and most valuable artistic traditions. In this course, you will be working with a nude model, which is an invaluable asset to aspiring and established artists alike. Drawing a model from observation develops and broadens one’s perceptual drawing skills. Through this experience students will further their understanding of the proportional relationships and rhythms of the body and natural forms. This course will introduce you to various materials, techniques, and approaches to drawing the human form including gesture drawing, contour, outline, and tonal modeling. Frequent individual critiques and guidance will help students personalize their creative thinking and expression.

*This course may be purchased per class for artists and others looking for model access and a drawing group rather than instruction/direction.

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May
11
3:30 PM15:30

Artist Panel with Dale Newkirk

Artist Panel at the Art House

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Babette Beaullieu, Maggie McConnell, and Luba Zygarewicz make visible the passage of time through sculptural installations showing that boundaries are as impermanent as time.

Their resulting artwork is part of “Pushing Boundaries,” the latest exhibition in the St. Tammany Art Association’s Miriam Barranger Gallery on display through May 25. The artists will be participating in a discussion about their processes, techniques and inspirations May 11 at 3:30 PM in a talk lead by Dale Newkirk where he is currently the Head of the Department of Visual Art + Design and the Department of Music and Performing Arts at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.

This event is FREE and open to the public

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May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Pottery Wheel Throwing - Continued

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

Saturdays April 20, 27, May 4, and 11 from 9:00-11:00 AM

Students will be guided through the basics of wheel throwing with instructor Vanessa Hock. More advanced students will be given more challenging instruction in accordance with their skill level.

This four-class session will provide students an opportunity to create such functional items as cups, bowls or vases.


SUPPLIES INCLUDED

AGES: 18 & up

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May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Pastels - Continued

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Exploring Pastels for Beginners

Thursdays, April 11, 25, May 2, and 9 from 6-8PM.

Pastels have such vivid colors, and a fast and forgiving nature making them the perfect medium for creative expression. In this beginner level course, instructor Caroline Poehler will introduce you to both oil and chalk pastels. You will deepen your understanding of color blending, color mixing, composition, and texture with still life, famous artist inspiration (focusing on Degas, and Mary Cassatt!), landscapes, and more. Learn to experiment and have fun with color while working with a medium that gives art a tactile quality unlike any other.

 
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Landscape with Rocks,  Edgar Degas

Landscape with Rocks, Edgar Degas

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May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Figure Drawing

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Introduction to Figure Drawing

Wednesdays May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 6:00-8:00PM.

Instructor: Caroline Poehler

Figure drawing is one of the oldest and most valuable artistic traditions. In this course, you will be working with a nude model, which is an invaluable asset to aspiring and established artists alike. Drawing a model from observation develops and broadens one’s perceptual drawing skills. Through this experience students will further their understanding of the proportional relationships and rhythms of the body and natural forms. This course will introduce you to various materials, techniques, and approaches to drawing the human form including gesture drawing, contour, outline, and tonal modeling. Frequent individual critiques and guidance will help students personalize their creative thinking and expression.

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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Pottery Wheel Throwing - Continued

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

Saturdays April 20, 27, May 4, and 11 from 9:00-11:00 AM

Students will be guided through the basics of wheel throwing with instructor Vanessa Hock. More advanced students will be given more challenging instruction in accordance with their skill level.

This four-class session will provide students an opportunity to create such functional items as cups, bowls or vases.


SUPPLIES INCLUDED

AGES: 18 & up

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May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Pastels - Continued

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Sketch of a Mother Looking Down at Thomas,  Mary Cassatt, 1893

Sketch of a Mother Looking Down at Thomas, Mary Cassatt, 1893

Exploring Pastels for Beginners

Thursdays, April 11, 25, May 2, and 9 from 6-8PM.

Pastels have such vivid colors, and a fast and forgiving nature making them the perfect medium for creative expression. In this beginner level course, instructor Caroline Poehler will introduce you to both oil and chalk pastels. You will deepen your understanding of color blending, color mixing, composition, and texture with still life, famous artist inspiration (focusing on Degas, and Mary Cassatt!), landscapes, and more. Learn to experiment and have fun with color while working with a medium that gives art a tactile quality unlike any other.

 
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Landscape with Rocks,  Edgar Degas

Landscape with Rocks, Edgar Degas

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May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Figure Drawing

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Introduction to Figure Drawing

Wednesdays May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 6:00-8:00PM.

Instructor: Caroline Poehler

Figure drawing is one of the oldest and most valuable artistic traditions. In this course, you will be working with a nude model, which is an invaluable asset to aspiring and established artists alike. Drawing a model from observation develops and broadens one’s perceptual drawing skills. Through this experience students will further their understanding of the proportional relationships and rhythms of the body and natural forms. This course will introduce you to various materials, techniques, and approaches to drawing the human form including gesture drawing, contour, outline, and tonal modeling. Frequent individual critiques and guidance will help students personalize their creative thinking and expression.

*Must have a basic understanding of drawing prior to taking this course.

*This course may also be purchased per class for artists and others looking for model access and a drawing group rather than instruction/direction.

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Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

Introduction to Jewelry Making - Continued

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Introduction to Jewelry Making

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Saturdays April 20, 27, and May 4, 11 from 11AM - 1PM.

In this fun 4-week course, instructor Christa Chautin will guide you through the art of jewelry making. This course is designed with the beginner in mind. Each week you will be taught the basics of jewelry making and leave with not only a new skill set, but also new jewelry that’s ready to wear!

Week 1: Basic Jewelry Practice 101

Week 2: Charming: Basic Beading and Basic Wire Work

Week 3: Beading a Bracelet and/or Starting a Necklace

Week 4: Beading and Completing a Necklace or Free Project Day

Get to know your instructor: Christa F. Chautin is an artist and has been a jewelry designer for the past 11 years. She has sold her art and jewelry at the St. Tammany Art Association for the past 7 years.

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Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Pottery Wheel Throwing - Continued

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

ONLY SIX SPACES AVAILABLE PER SESSION

Saturdays April 20, 27, May 4, and 11 from 9:00-11:00 AM

Students will be guided through the basics of wheel throwing with instructor Vanessa Hock. More advanced students will be given more challenging instruction in accordance with their skill level.

This four-class session will provide students an opportunity to create such functional items as cups, bowls or vases.


SUPPLIES INCLUDED

AGES: 18 & up

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Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Pastels - Continued

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  • Google Calendar ICS
Sketch of a Mother Looking Down at Thomas,  Mary Cassatt, 1893

Sketch of a Mother Looking Down at Thomas, Mary Cassatt, 1893

Exploring Pastels for Beginners

Thursdays, April 11, 25, May 2, and 9 from 6-8PM.

Pastels have such vivid colors, and a fast and forgiving nature making them the perfect medium for creative expression. In this beginner level course, instructor Caroline Poehler will introduce you to both oil and chalk pastels. You will deepen your understanding of color blending, color mixing, composition, and texture with still life, famous artist inspiration (focusing on Degas, and Mary Cassatt!), landscapes, and more. Learn to experiment and have fun with color while working with a medium that gives art a tactile quality unlike any other.

 
7327839982_c29556271f_b.jpg
 
Landscape with Rocks,  Edgar Degas

Landscape with Rocks, Edgar Degas

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Spring Break Camp
Apr
23
to Apr 26

Spring Break Camp

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Spring Break Camp

APRIL 23-26, 2019 | 9AM-3:30PM| ART HOUSE | ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED

FEE: $200 |$150 STAA MEMBERS

Children are guided in a hands-on learning environment through the basics of painting, drawing and clay, exploring Art History and their own imaginations. Please pack a bag lunch and morning snack.


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